Cat Poem

Posted by Cecil the Cougar: at 12:00 AM

Monday, April 21, 2008

Why Own a Cat?

When it comes to The Cat, there's a danger you know.
You can't own just one, for the craving will grow.
There's no doubt they're addictive, wherein lies the danger
While living with lots, you'll grow poorer and stranger

One cat is no trouble, and two are so funny,
The third one is easy, the fourth one's a honey
The fifth is delightful, the sixth one's a breeze.
You find you can live with a houseful, with ease.

So how 'bout another? Would you really dare?
They're really quite easy, but Oh Lord, the hair!
With cats on the sofa and cats on the bed,
And crates in the kitchen, its no bother, you said.

They're really no trouble, their manners are great.
What's just one more cat and one more crate?
The sofa is hairy, the windows are crusty.
The floor is all footprints, the furniture's dusty.

The housekeeping suffers, but what do you care?
Who minds a few nose prints and a little more hair?
So let's keep a kitten, you can always find room.
And a little more time for the dust cloth and broom.

There's hardly a limit to the cats you can add
The thought of a cutback, sure makes you sad.
Each one is special, so useful, so funny,
The food bill grows larger, you owe the vet money.

Your folks never visit, few friends come to stay,
Except other cat folks, who live the same way.
Your lawn has now died and your shrubs are dead, too.
Your weekends are busy, you're off with your crew.

There's cat food and vitamins, grooming and shots
And litter and toys and more which cost lots.
Is it worth it you wonder? Are you caught in a trap?
Then your favorite comes up and climbs in your lap.

His look says you're special and you know that you will
Keep all of the kittens in spite of the bill.
Late evening is awful, you scream and you shout
At the cats on the sofa, who refuse to get up.

The whole thing seems worth it, the cats are your life.
They're charming and funny and offset the strife.
Your lifestyle has changed, things just won't be the same.
Yes, those cats are addictive and so's the cat game!

~ Author Unknown ~

New picture post tomorrow.

Sorry guys, Mommie has a rhetorical thesis due at 8am.

She is sort of a procrastinator, so she has to do it all today/tonight.

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35 opinions:

KC and the Giggleman Kitties said...

KC said...
Hee hee hee, that's exactly how we gotted our Mommy and Daddy. Good poem, Cecil.
Purrs, KC

Kimo and Sabi said...

Hehehe - mommakitty said she noticed a few more nose prints and hairs on da front window when she wuz cleanin' up this weekend!

Anonymous said...

Mom say homeless fur balls seem to know where she lives.

admin said...

wow...we miss you Cecil...our mommy has been bitten by busy monster too;) hahaha.... plus the computer & internet access somehow being nasty lately, so here we are again!

btw, thx a lot furr your gift, we're so crazy furr the treats, we even sometimes sneakin' into it where mommy hide the treats, hmmm.... and guess who loves the catnip the most? Our sister Pinyi and Brutum!

that cat poem certainly reflects us;)

1st ManCat Monday furr Big Brother Bunjie, Meaouwy Troops leader

Parker said...

That's a great poem!

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

That's a fun poem! Our humans think two cats are perfect, and the most they can ever see themselves having is three.

Good luck to your mom! :)

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Cecil, that poem was so funny and yet so true! It certainly describes life with us cats purrfectly! Thanks for sharing it with everykitty!
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Meowers from Missouri said...

oh, cecil--our mom is laffin' an' laffin'! efurry word of your pome is true. we thanks ya fur lettin' the rest of us haf a giggle wif our beans, an' git some pometry culture while we're at it!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

What a great poem! We read about your blog on the CB and had to come and visit! Hello!!!

We agree: every word of that poem is true! It was written by a cat!


We loved your cat describes our Momma....100%!

Abby and Boo

Ana said...

That is a great poem! Although I cannot imagine having more cats, my two are enough :)

Emma's Kat said...

Great poem! And so true!

The Cat Realm said...

My maid is a procrastinator too - she laughed and says she knows ALL about it.....
What a beautiful poem - but when, may I ask, will you get some siblings, Cecil???
Mrs. OZ

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Our mum used to have 11 poodins befurr she had us, and she sez that poem is eggsakkly right.
Since dad rotervaytid the garden she sez she can't see the kitchen floor furr our muddy footprints. hehe

Cecil the Cougar: said...

I want some brothers and sisters more than anyfing! I would share my Temptations and Toys all the time! Mommie wants me to have at least one brother to play is my Daddie who is the tough cookie. I am his first kitty, so Mommie and I are easing him into our world. He comes from a Woofie-Only world and thinks litter boxes and licking is icky!

L. Alida said...

I love that poem! I have room in my heart for more kitties too. My husband grumbles about our three, but if another comes into our lives I don't think he'd mind. Well, maybe he'd mind a little... :)
Good luck on your thesis Mommie!
Hugs and Purrs,

Gemini and Ichiro said...

That is a wonderful poem Cecil!

Anonymous said...

Yes, that poem explains a lot of things very well. As the oldest and the alpha cat, I'll say that after I adopted my humans, they kept finding other cats who would worm their way into their soft hearts. Now I have 2 lady housemates and 1 pesty wannabe boy who I hafta whap to keep him in his place. There better not be any more, though!

Jimmy Joe said...

That is a great poem, Cecil! My momma agrees, kitties are addictive.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Daisy said...

What a wonderful poem!

Unknown said...

That is a great poem! My Mum printed it out and is going to frame it for her office : )

The Whiskers and Purrs Gang said...

We love love LOVE your poem! It describes our house...there are 12 of us!!!

Very truly yours,
The Whiskers & Purrs Gang

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Hahahaha...dat would describe our house! Der are only three of us but dad would keep adding more if mom din't keep saying no.

Babs (Beetle) said...

My mummy says she has room for one more, coz she usually has four. I will wait and see if I get another brovver or sister. It would be good.

Mummy thinks the poem is very good and true.

Purrs, Sukie X

Figaro the Therapy Cat said...

goonness, a rhetorical feesis? I don't know nothing about those!!!
nice poem, it shows kitties are awesome.

HRH Yao-Lin said...

oh my what a wonderful poem!!! I LOVE it! x

Unknown said...

That poem, mom says, is so very true. (PSssssss she was sorta there before we hads to move here with the big male bean.)

Do I see WII remotes behind you? Oooooo my boy does love to play with that system.

~ Shadow ~

Jans Funny Farm said...

So that's how Jan ended up with all of us. We thought it was to keep her in line.

Very nice poem. We enjoyed it.

SophieKitty said...

Thanks for sharing the poem! I liked it. Good luck to your mommie on her thesis.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to your mommy!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

(((((HUGSSSSS))))) from all the Taylor CatSSSSS!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Happy Memorial Day!

For Our Troops:

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...


Takie said...
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Takie said...

Such a wonderful poem! Thanks for sharing that poem Cecil!

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